Rocko's Modern Life (1993 - 1996)

I'd like to be posting on a daily basis, but some holiday season called Christmas has made it a bit hectic. I will try my best to keep the posts coming.

Alrighty, so this will be my first post on cartoons of the 90s, with much more to come. Ah yes, cartoons back in the day were great weren't they? I really couldn't decide which to write about first, but I eventually settled to one of my all time favourites: Rocko's Modern Life.
The show follows the life of Rocko, a humble wallaby from Australia dressed in a blue triangle patterned shirt. Episodes are plotted on the daily chores of everyday life, where he meets certain challenges he must overcome. Playmates include his best friend Heffer, a steer with an eating disorder, and Filburt, a neurotic turtle whom you probably remember for his ramblings, most notably, 'I'm nauseous, I'm nauseous'. You probably also remember the super catchy intro theme. Not to worry if you don't, it's in the video below. Groovy town!

Rocko and his loyal companion Spunky
The producers did an excellent job of creating a solid show with likable characters and entertaining plots that captured the hearts of all who followed the series. Sadly, only 4 seasons were made, which is quite a number of episodes but it would have been nice to see it continue longer, as the show really Rocko'd (bet you didn't see that pun coming dohohoho).

So to sum it all up, great show, hilarity aplenty, truly a top notch cartoon. Now all they need to do is to release it on DVD in Australia so I can grab myself a copy and watch it for hours on end.

Fun facts: Tom Kenny, who provides the voice for Heffer is also the voice actor for SpongeBob SquarePants.



8 comments:

  1. One of my favorite shows as a kid :)

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  2. lol, I always laughed at Mr. Big Head, whata grump

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  3. That was a great show. Can't believe I forgot about it.

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  4. I remember that show, never really liked it

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  5. Man I love this show. I was so excited to see it was added to Netflix instant watch. I spent hours watching them all over again.

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